complimentary close

noun

: the words (such as sincerely yours) that conventionally come immediately before the signature of a letter and express the sender's regard for the receiver

called also complimentary closing

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of complimentary close was in 1919

Dictionary Entries Near complimentary close

Cite this Entry

“Complimentary close.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/complimentary%20close. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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